Tuesday, November 8, 2011

One more post tonight-

Confessions of a former Big Food executive
From this blog : here
Q. What are three things you think every consumer should know about Big Food?
  • Big Food is profit-driven. Don't be fooled into thinking a brand or the food company that owns it cares about you or your health.

  • Think critically. Most claims and advertising by Big Food companies are meant to manipulate you, not educate you. Read your labels and do your research.

  • There is no free lunch. Over the long-term, you always get what you pay for. Cheap food is very expensive once you add up the true costs -- like the taxes you pay to subsidize Big Food companies, health consequences like obesity or diabetes, the devastating harm to our environment, and the inhumane treatment of animals raised within the industrialized food system.
No matter how many times I hear this- it still makes me upset each time. Why is the food system so broken? How did greed and carelessness take over these companies and the people that run them? The end result (the food we are eating) is so unhealthy and toxic due to cost cutting which ultimately affects quality and care. The inhumane treatment of animals is disgusting, along with the "fake" food that we all end up consuming.

EAT LOCAL/ EAT RAW/ EAT ORGANIC. Know your food and where it comes from.

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